More layered work – Baby B!

A few weeks ago my brother-in-law and his wife welcomed a new baby girl into their family, and to congratulate them on little baby B I decided to try another layered drawing – this time of their three beautiful children. I’m pleased with the outcome of this piece, and am really enjoying working in this layered way!

Baby B present low res

On another note – I’m working to a tight deadline this week (on a slightly novel project!) so I won’t be able to do my weekly update. But next week, I promise!

My week – 18th June

Update #8 of my weekly illustration! I’m away in the sunny south* next week folks, so I won’t be doing a weekly, but you can expect a crammed update the week after. Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful weather right now!



*weather stereotype employed for alliteration purposes only. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually sunny up in these northerly parts. Just a tad windy.

Commission work

A few weeks ago I had a fun commission doing a piece for someone’s house in Liverpool. It was made pretty interesting by the fact that he plays in a jazz band, so working from some of his gig photos was really cool to do!

Commission resized

For this piece I worked from a series of photos to create 5 layers which eventually formed the entire piece. In the background you can see the John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens designed stained glass windows of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, which the client really likes for its vivacious colours. Then I worked over the top to add his band’s album cover, followed by the three band members themselves. 11251706_10155522914800640_1394348095_n 11257616_10155522914660640_2089621457_n I really enjoyed working in this layered approach, and think I might try some more in the near future!

My week – 11th June

Gloria’s week remains steady, meanwhile, Liverpool ceremoniously gathers together to watch another plane fly by.



P.s If you haven’t already. check out this competition I’ve entered on Ohh Deer’s blog. Likes are very much appreciated, and if you have already done so, thanks a million!

Star gazing + competition time

Recently I’ve been working on a few pieces for an exciting project which is to be launched later this summer, and as you might have seen from my previous post, it’s meant that I’ve been having fun studying the beautiful textures and colours of oysters. I’ve now gone from seas to skies, where the zodiac has taken its turn to be at the tip of my pencil, and whilst my knowledge of stars and their positions is still pretty poor, it’s been a really lovely piece to work on.


Constellations 2

Star gazing

In other news, I’ve also entered a card competition that Ohh Deer are hosting on their blog (recently become veerrrryyy addicted to their site, eek.) For those of you who were kind enough to get my husband and me a wedding gift, you’ll have received the thank you card that I’ve entered into the competition. I’d be so so grateful if you’d vote for my entry, as getting more votes will give my work recognition and help me to progress in the illustration field.

Thank you card 2

Thanks so much guys!

P.s Weekly illustration coming tomorrow!

My week – 3rd June

This week has been a nice one, even though it hasn’t involved much activity. Whilst I’m settling in to my new job at the cafe, my coffees certainly don’t look anything like the ones I’ve drawn in my post (yet).


Oyster art

Morning everyone! It’s a sunny day and I’ve been practicing drawing oysters…for an exciting website soon to be unveiled later this summer (not mine I might add, although I wish it was!)

Oysters are amazing little things…so much colour and texture in these treasures.



My week – 21st May

So this week’s illustration is a bit special as this past weekend I went to Liverpool Light Night, which was a sight to see. There was an amazing vibe…so many people were out and around, with a impressive list of things to see throughout the city. My fave was a performance by the Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band, with their groovy tunes and snazzy outfits! The light display at LIPA (For non-Liverpudlians that’s the Liverpool Institute for Perfoming Arts) was also really cool…I consequently now have this song stuck in my head. It could be worse, as long as you don’t listen to the lyrics too closely.